Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Girl Creates App That Solves The Problem Of Sitting Alone At Lunch

Growing up can be such a tough thing to do. From the age that we're able to attend school, there's so much that is expected of us. Going to school often develops a threshold for children to compare themselves to one another, which ends up resulting in a competition and separation based on cliques. You have the popular kids, the unpopular ones, then the ones who fall between and just coast. Sadly, being deemed unpopular often results in kids being bullied and singled out because, realistically, they have no support network and no one to defend them. That's not to say that all popular kids are bullies, as some even stand up for other kids.

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Whether we like it or not, bullies exist.

And if bullies exist, that means there are people that are on the receiving end of their wrath.

Take "Mean Girls," for example.

Everyone has seen that movie and, realistically, it depicts something that actually happens to so many people.

Thankfully, there are more and more people starting to stand up against bullying.

With all of the initiatives and prevention programs in place, it's becoming less common, though it still exists.

Meet Natalie Hampton.

Natalie is a 16-year-old who decided to take a stand against bullying by creating an app.

Natalie created an app called "Sit With Us" to help stem bullying.

What the app does is truly amazing.

It allows people to become "ambassadors," and tell people where they're having lunch. Then, instead of eating alone, people can join in on lunches with other people. It also saves them the embarrassment of trying to sit at a table, only to be told to leave.

Natalie's reasoning behind creating the app is even more touching.

It stems all the way back to when she was in the seventh grade...

When she was younger, Natalie was a victim of bullying.

She was often ostracized and forced to sit alone at lunch, simply because other girls didn't "like" her. After switching schools, she was able to fit in better and avoid bullying, but it still haunted her.

In order to make sure it never happened to anyone else, she came up with Sit With Us.

She took her negative past and turned it into something positive that could benefit the rest of the world.

Natalie's drive and desire to help others is truly heartwarming.

Not to mention that it will likely go a long way in making sure everyone is included!


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